Anti Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week 

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 took place from 12th-16th November. During this week, the children of Branscombe C of E Primary School took part in a range of activities designed to help them engage with this year’s theme and “Choose Respect”. The children wrote positive, encouraging and respectful things about their peers, which were displayed on speech bubbles to remind them to consider their words carefully. The Key Stage 2 children researched synonyms and antonyms of the word ‘respect’, using the new dictionaries and thesauruses that had recently been purchased by the school. The children of both classes also reflected on a range of ways in which they might make a respectful choice and answered questions such as ‘How would this action show respect?’ and ‘How would this action make someone feel?’ Throughout the week, the children considered how showing respect to others is an important way of respecting their right to be ‘safe, strong and free’. Following this week of work as well as various circle times and discussions about bullying scenarios  the children worked together to create a new ‘Playground Charter’. The charter, which is now on display in the school playground, sets out in greater detail the expectations the children felt should be upheld by all children playing in the school playground. This charter was linked to the Branscombe Waves and also considered how children could ‘Be Safe’ and ‘Be Healthy’.